"Our operating budget was not reduced" – Director of teen center

I just received this from Deirdre Cronin, Executive Director of Covenant House Alaska. This debunks the Washington Post's story I addressed yesterday. I had asked her for a statement regarding the Post story and she provided this information.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 4, 2008Contact: Deirdre A. CroninExecutive Director907-339-4203“Covenant House Alaska is a multi-service agency serving homeless and runaway youth, including teen mothers. The majority of the agency’s annual op … [Read more...]

Sarah Palin did not slash funds for teen mothers

Contrary to a report from the Washington Post, Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, did not slash funding for a program for teen mothers.The Washington Post’s Paul Kane reported late yesterday that “Palin Slashed Funding for Teen Moms.” The far-left Huffington Post repeated the story this morning. To support this contention Kane pointed out that “Palin reduced funding for Covenant House Alaska by more than 20 percent, cutting funds from $5 million to $3.9 million.”Covenant House Alaska is a fait … [Read more...]

Lancet: Women should be offered post-abortion psychological care

The British medical journal, The Lancet, published an editorial in their August 23 issue regarding appropriate care for women after an abortion. Although the editorial could have taken a stronger stance on the APA report, I believe they have issued an important caution to those reviewing literature on mental health and abortion.More than a third of American women will have an abortion by the age of 45 years, if current rates continue. A study published in The Lancet last year showed that 1·5 … [Read more...]

Monogamy gene focus of Karolinska Institute

The Karolinska Institute in Sweden continues to make news with genetic and sex research. Now they come forward with a study in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences which finds a link between relationship stability and a gene variant. Here is the KI news release:Link between gene variant and relationship difficulties[PRESS RELEASE, 2 September 2008] Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have found a link between a specific gene and the way men bond to their partners. The results, … [Read more...]

Some light on Sarah Palin's church affiliation

Lots of rumors have been flying around about McCain's VP pick, Sarah Palin and her family. In trying to understand her worldview, church affiliation has been of great interest. This seems understandable given the scrutiny given to Barack Obama's pastor and the worldview espoused there.Some are reporting that the family attends Charismatic or dominionist churches, but it appears that they attend a Bible church in Wasilla. Rob Schenck of the National Clergy Council said in a press release that … [Read more...]

The return of Donnie Davies

Can he recapture the magic?Donnie Davies has been in a quiet season but is back with a new video and he says a whole new album is ready for release.Donnie Davies - Take My Hand from Donnie Davies on Vimeo.Donnie broke on the scene back in January of 2007 and had lots of attention with his The Bible Says video and CHOPS programs.In this season of Obama and Palin, Donnie has a lot to overcome to get on many radar screens. But he has got a new Myspace page (the real Donnie) and … [Read more...]

McCain campaign discloses that Palin's daughter is pregnant

To address rumors that Sarah Palin was covering up her daughter's pregnancy via a story about her most recent birth, the campaign today disclosed that Bristol Palin is expecting and will marry the infant's father.Until today, I was not aware of the rumors flying on the liberal blogs, but apparently they were being picked up by some mainstream sources which led to the disclosure.Here is the Palin's statement:Statement from Sarah and Todd PalinARLINGTON, VA -- Today, Sarah and … [Read more...]

McCain-Palin, 2008

Looks like the Veepstakes goes to Sarah Palin...The AP is not so sure, but all signs point that way...CNN says it is so.Here is what the McCain campaign is saying about the pick:My Friends,I am honored to announce that I have chosen Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as my choice for the Republican nominee for Vice President. As a father with three daughters, I can't express how proud I am to choose the first female Republican Vice-Presidential nominee.Sarah Palin is a … [Read more...]